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Private 7-Hour Istanbul Tour with Red Carpet Treatment

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Private 7-Hour Istanbul Tour with Red Carpet Treatment

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From US$ 175 US$ 122.50 per person

Admire the best of Byzantine and Ottoman Istanbul on a full-day tour of this endlessly absorbing city. Travel by luxury minivan with a knowledgeable guide, and check out 5 top Istanbul attractions that recall these all-powerful empires.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian
Pickup included
Your hotel.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a private VIP tour of Istanbul by private vehicle with a professional guide
  • Visit Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar, and more
  • Wander the labyrinth of shopping streets in the Grand Bazaar
Full description
Your private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel or cruise ship, and you’ll head out for a full-day VIP tour of Istanbul. Visit the Hippodrome, the center of sporting and political activities of ancient Constantinople. See the Obelisk from Egypt, the Serpentine Column from Delphi, and the German Fountain of Willhelm II. Continue to the Blue Mosque, dating from the 17th century. This is one of the largest mosques in Istanbul and one of the principal features of the city skyline. It’s best known for its blue Iznik tiles and 6 minarets. Afterwards, you’ll visit Topkapi Palace, the former imperial residence that was the seat of the Great Ottoman Empire. Explore the spectacular museum and its vast collections of Chinese and Japanese porcelain and the treasury of the royal family. Continue to the Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Byzantine Church considered one of the finest and largest architectural works in the world. The last stop on the tour is the Grand Bazaar. In addition to its historical importance, this is a shopping venue that will tempt even the non-shoppers among you with its rich collection of precious handmade carpets, jewelry, leather, and souvenirs. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or cruise ship.
Includes
  • All entrance tickets
  • Private professional tour guide
  • Private luxurious Mercedes-Benz minibus
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Know before you go

  • Please note that Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesdays and the visit will be replaced with a visit to the Basilica Cistern
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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November 5, 2021

October 21, 2021

Culture in a friendly way

The guide was knowledgeable and we learned everything important without being overwhelmed. Add to that her friendly nature. We would always spend a day with her

June 9, 2019

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